The WebMonetization Guide 2020
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Nathan Young - @nathanpmyoung - Running documents like thisJoe Reeve - @isnit0Daniel Shannon - @[email protected] [email protected] Torres ([email protected]) @moncon (Monetize Your Content)Greg H - @vividiov (Twitter) - web monetized live video streamingErika D - Grant for the Web Program TeamAdam Waring - gfam.liveAndrzej Mazur @end3r - all things web gamedev: Enclave Games, js13kGames, Gamedev.jsWazen Shbair - @wazenshbair digital receipt monetization
📥 Link Drop
https://flattr.com <-- Peter Sunde's (Piratebay) startuphttps://www.magnumphotos.com/ How do they know where the photos are from or how to distribute money?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assurance_contract <- Ways to bypass chicken and egg situtions
WebMonetization is a new way of monetizing content on the web. It allows sites to recieve money automatically, without accounts. It allows users to pay money to any Web Monetized website with a single subscription:
Users can pay anonymously and without friction or accountsSites can receive money from new users immediately - no accounts, no subscription, no friction, just moneySoon there will be multiple services users can use to pay, but sites can receive from all of themLow effort to install - several lines of code.
📝 Setup Guides
Interledger Overview by InterledgerWhat is Website Monetization? by SendPulseTheqq State of WebMonetization by Ken Melendezhttps://www.w3.org/2019/Talks/ahb-webmon-20190917.pdf
How to monetize your content with Coil by Dario Suveljak
How to Install Coil Web Monetization on WordPress by Benedikt Kick
The New Coil WordPressPlugin — A Walkthrough Video by Benedikt Kick
Coil's Explore section
Coil's Blog Section
Coil's Help Center
What is Grant For The WebGrant For The Web is a $100M fund to propogate WebMonetization and interledger protocol. It is funding new tools and new content creation.https://www.grantfortheweb.orgHow much does coil pay to content you consume?$0.36 an hour https://help.coil.com/accounts/creator-accounts#faqsWhere does the rest of my money go?
What browsers allow Web Monetization / Coil?Natively:Puma BrowserVia extensionChromeFirefoxBrave(Diego) - What is the total volume of $$ predicted to support? I supose there could be a problem exchanging btc->dollar or euro->eth.What about taxation?What is PayId
Can you have content which is behind a paywall only accessible to WebMonetized payees
Conde Naste publications are currently experimenting with monetization (in North America and some international audiences) Vogue Wired GQ Pitchfork The New Yorker Allure Conde Nast Traveller Bon Appétit Epicurious Glamour Teen Vogue Self Them Vanity FairWiredHackernoonHackThePress.orgThe OlognionThe Hard Timeshttps://nvds888.com/ReductressLadySpikeWhat the FussPittsburgh UnfilteredIndividual posts on DEV.to (example)
What about people who listen to podcasts on phones?
🎮 Game Designers
Does WM allow for lootboxes etcYes, though the users will have to have a subscription service which contains a tipping or paying features. Currently Coil allows for constant paying but not tipping.Lootboxes aren't obviously necessary though, since content is already being paid for
What are the advantages of Web Monetization?Many community services don't have enough regular users for subscriptions to make sense. Web Monetization means that 10x as many users using it 1/10th of the time still produce the same amount of money.
https://coil.com/exploreUrban Gladiator series
👨👩👦👦 Other Communities
(Diego): Could we go to any messaging platform such as slack or riot?
WebMonetization subredditCoil Community subredditGrant for the Web community forumDEV x Grant for the Web hackathon (the hackathon has now finished but there are lots of great blogs and resources here)